Colleen Scribner

Senior Program Manager for Asia Programs, Freedom House

Colleen Scribner is Senior Program Manager for Asia Programs at Freedom House, where she manages human rights and democratic resilience programming across the region. Prior to rejoining Freedom House, she was Senior Manager for Protection Programs at the Artists at Risk Connection program of PEN America, where she oversaw a portfolio of safety training, technical assistance, and emergency grantmaking for global artists at risk. Before that, she worked over five years on Freedom House’s Emergency Assistance Program (EAP), rising from Senior Program Associate to Program Manager. She designed and implemented rapid response grantmaking, civil society protection, and socio-political change programs for at-risk CSOs, HRDs, whistleblowers, and marginalized populations in restrictive spaces. She has also held roles at the Public International Law and Policy Group and the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. In 2020, she was selected as Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s Human Rights Fellow. She holds an M.A. from American University’s School of International Service in Global Governance, Politics, and Security and a B.A. from Occidental College in Diplomacy and World Affairs.